Friday, October 24, 2008

Moving On?

Last week a friend of mine returned from an amazing charitable trip to another country. She was gone for two weeks so she missed witness of the break up. Once she heard, she called to make plans to meet me for dinner to talk.

She was so sweet, and just let me talk it out. Granted she got a much different earful than she would have if we had been able to get together even a week earlier! I know I was more calm than I would have been - because I have had time to think things over.

I told her that I was considering moving back to Omaha. I figure, if I'm going to be broke and underemployed - I might as well be broke and underemployed in a city with a lower cost of living.
I would also be closer to my parents who are getting older.
Dad misses me.
And since there is nothing keeping me here...

I looked away from my dinner plate and up to her face. Her eyes were surprisingly red.

Oh my! The thought of me moving away made her eyes sting with tears that she would not allow to fall.
I would never imagine that she would miss me that much! I'm stunned.


Anonymous said...

That's a good friend.


k said...

having my bestie just leave me - i completely understand your friends reaction.

ps - i am behind on my blogs, which is why i haven't commented about your recent breakup. soon...